It was first settled in the 8th Century, and was recorded as "Hamelamestede" in the Domesday Book in 1086. It was officially made a town in 1539. The town of today was mainly developed ater World War II.
Today, Hemel Hempstead is known for its historic downtown area, modern buildings, and seperately planned districts with different designs.
People Born in Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead in People's Lives
Jared Leto: I traveled here in 1997 to film scenes of the movie Basil. We filmed at Gaddesden Place.